Skip to comments.Cox and Archer: Why $16 Trillion Only Hints at the True U.S. Debt
Posted on 11/27/2012 7:08:58 AM PST by SeekAndFind
click here to read article
Unemployed Americans have collected $319 billion in jobless benefits over the past three years.... [emphasis added]I know, I know . . . basic math and economics and all that.
Lets talk about the dollar collapsing. You think it won’t. Right?
It may (or may not) be untouchable now.
I say it’s not, but then again I’m pretty much a solid minority right now.
That said, I shall continue this point because I cannot do anything else right now.
You do know PV works well only to compare and contrast the outcomes from two different proposals ~ e.g. to build a new building or to fix the old one.
It ties in well with the math used to determine a Return on investment (ROI).
However, the numbers themselves are a fiction.
That dollar on deposit at Barclays really won't be worth $6 trillion in 5,000 years when you pop out of your time machine ~ failure to 'churn' (there are lots of names for it) is usually punishable through termination of your account.
So, if instead of using PV value calculations, we use “actuaraily sound figures”, is America’s debt and future obligations situation better or worse?
Best bet on maintaining that system is to help the economy create more jobs. I was thinking of using our military power to sorta' coerce other countries to pay us tribute, or accept occupation. That right there would create a need for a colonial bureaucracy sufficient to the task.
We haven't had a big ol' Empire on this planet for quite some time ~ and we need the money eh!
We probably need to monetize our national patrimony (property owned by the federal government) and begin paying domestic debts with that currency.
I've done it for myself and the way it works out, under the worst expected situation (8% inflation and 8% interest rates), I'd have to live to be 200 years to reach a point where the federal government had actually had to fork over a single penny for my retirement.
It takes at least 3 actuaries to arrive at a consenses regarding the probability of an individual today living to be 200 years of age.
With lower rates of inflation and interest, it's still pretty much the same thing.
Someone might use Present Value Analysis to compare one retirement system to another.
I’m pretty sure that’s called cooking the books.
The way they do an interfund transfer is pretty simple with Social Security ~ they borrow it. With USPS they simply demand bakshish of $5 billion each year. And so on.
The problem the Democrats have is they set this system up and they're the ones who referred to the intrafund transfers as LOANS ~ which create DEBTS ~ and that's the 14th amendment and the Contracts clause that have to be satisfied whenever they do something.
The Democrats never imagined the Republicans would hold the House of Representatives ~ not in their wildest dreams.
At some point here they have to tell Obamugabe the truth
At some point someone has to tell the American people the truth.
I know, let's send the SEIU, AFLCIO, UAW, other union protesters to China and tell them to put their mouth where the money is...and demand higher wages for Chinese workers as a "balanced approach" to free trade.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.